Archive for the ‘17th Party Congress’ Category

China intensifies security crackdown

October 11, 2007

by Robert J. Saiget

BEIJING (AFP) – China‘s ruling Communist Party has intensified a crackdown on dissent ahead of a crucial political meeting next week and is likely to do the same in the lead-up to next year’s Beijing Olympics, rights groups said Thursday

Two of China’s leading democracy campaigners, Yao Lifa and Lu Banglie, went missing in recent days as part of security operations ahead of the party’s five-yearly Congress, which opens Monday, Chinese Human Rights Defenders said.

Several other dissidents in Beijing have also been put into police custody ….

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Fast-Growing China Struggling To Rein In Energy Use, Pollution

October 11, 2007

Reinhardt Krause
Investors Business Daily
October 11, 2007

Red China says it wants to go green. But it still seems bent on growth.

No political bombshells are expected when China‘s Communist leaders gather at the 17th Party Congress in mid-October.

Still, some China watchers expect Beijing to use the Congress to show it is serious about environmentally friendly economic growth.

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